New-build fans find dream downsizer home in Wymondham

18 March 2019

Birch Gate, WymondhamChere and Arthur Goddard’s love of new-builds led them to Wymondham, where they discovered Bovis Homes’ popular Birch Gate location.

Living in a large five-bedroom home in nearby Costessey, Chere and Arthur wanted to downsize, but were keen to remain within the area to stay close to their family.

“Arthur has always liked Wymondham and when we looked around Bovis Homes’ Birch Gate location, everything seemed to fit!” says Chere. “We usually buy new-build homes – we love to be the first to live in it and have everything bright, fresh and new! The property we found at Birch Gate was perfect.”

Sales advisors, James and Katie, guided Chere and Arthur through each step of the buying process and were on hand to ensure they had a smooth journey.

Birch Gate, Wymondham“The sales team were excellent – I can’t praise them enough,” says Chere. “We had some hold ups with our buyer, but James and Katie bent over backwards to help us. They were excellent at sorting out any issues and were so patient. The site manager, Simon, and the team were great too. They’re really friendly and were always on the end of the phone if we ever had any questions about the property once we had moved in.”

The couple quickly settled into their home after moving at the end of the year, and its expert design has fitted seamlessly with their lifestyle.

“When we first saw the Buxton house type, we knew it would be just perfect for us,” says Chere. “It’s got a great layout and is just a really well-thought-out home. There are four bedrooms – so we’ve turned one bedroom into a study for Arthur, there’s a room for our grandchildren when they come to stay, and then we’ve also got a guest bedroom.

Birch Gate, Wymondham“It’s also got a lovely kitchen which is great for me – as I do all the cooking!”

An easy travel route between Wymondham and Norwich was another important factor for the Goddards when searching for their new home, with the retired couple taking on regular babysitting duties.

“We look after our two granddaughters a few times a week, so it’s great that we can easily jump onto the A11 to get into the city to where they live,” says Chere.

“We’re really enjoying living in Birch Gate. It’s a lovely neighbourhood, which is nice and quiet,” says Chere. “We look forward to spending many more happy years here.”